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  1. ptc

    dropper seatpost on a budget

    DNM seems to get very good reviews - a common comment is that you need to put a spring at the end of the cable and that mounting the release lever can be tricky if you are not running 1x. I'm thinking about putting one on my Anthem. https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/dnm-mountain-bike-dropper-seatpost-remote-lockout/HQS-R
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    Washing bike shoes

    Bottom rack of the dishwasher- make sure you turn off the drying cycle.
  3. Looks like Xterra could be back again, https://www.dirttri.com/news/xterra-returns-to-australia/
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    Off Road Triathlons??? 2016 2017 season

    Cross tri QLD http://trextriathlon.com.au/events/2017-qld-championships-multisport-festival/, Xterra TBA
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    Motatapu Xterra

    Looks like a fair bit of climbing so a 27.5 hard tail is probably the go unles your dually is super light.
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    TV / recording help

    Some type of pvr is probably the best option, go for one that has all the Netcast apps - iview, stan, Netflix etc. if you have got a good internet plan then Apple TV or Chromecast, don't bother recording if you can watch it on the net.
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    Trail Running

    Early entries for the Nosh close tonight. 14ish km from East Linfield to Seaforth. http://www.bennelongnorthside.com.au/?q=nosh2016
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    MTB with kids.

    Try the dirt crit track at the SSCC bike track at Sutherland. Party's suggestion for Bottle Forest is good, a couple of fire trails and an open dirt area with a good variety of little drops & fool downs. Dropped pin near Royal National Park NSW 2232 https://goo.gl/maps/JiZCQYfXjGp
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    Places to Ride- Sydney

    Roxii, what width are your handlebars? The current fashion is for wider bars. One of the first things I did when I bought my Giant Anthem was to put narrower bars on - I wouldn't like to do Kentlyn or parts of Loftus/Heathcote with the stock bars.
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    Places to Ride- Sydney

    Still ridden with new tracks.
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    Places to Ride- Sydney

    Kentlyn is well worth the trip, much better than Mt Annan and only a few minutes further, plenty of variety but apart from the Rocky Trail it's not well marked. I usually start in Sirius St. Probably best to do it with someone who knows their way around or check out Strava. Appin is also pretty good & I hear that there is some new stuff there. Menai is getting better as more work gets done and there is also the stuff between the Ansto car park and the baseball field at Barden Ridge.
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    Recommend me a bike

    Have a look at the Polygon Collosus as well. https://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-collosus-n6-enduro-mountain-bike
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    Recommend me a bike

    Giant Trance, although there may not be many of this years model left.
  14. For the Upper Murray a Hardtail ,but, what else are you going to use it for & what is your budget? My Giant Anthem is about the same weight as my 29" Hardtail and much more versatile .Also the 27.5" Anthem feels quicker in twisty stuff but I think that has as much to do with frame geometry as wheel size.